• Richard Thomas – Director

    Richard Thomas – Director

    Richard was appointed inaugural Director of Canberra Potters in April 2014. His role is to provide strategic planning and creative leadership for Canberra Potters and Watson Arts Centre and manage change through the review and development of programs, business operations, administrative processes, facility management and governance. Richard has spent all of his professional life engaged in the […]

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  • Sara Hogwood – Program Manager

    Sara Hogwood – Program Manager

    Sara has been employed by Canberra Potters and Watson Arts Centre since 2002 and her institutional and procedural knowledge is highly regarded by our organisation. Past experience in a managerial role of Defence communication systems in the UK and Australia provides her with a sound understanding of management, budget preparation and financial control. As our Public Officer […]

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  • Josephine Townsend – Education Program Manager

    Josephine Townsend – Education Program Manager

    Working within a close-knit team environment, Josephine manages the general running of the teaching program liaising with our education area staff of approximately 14 casual teachers. Her duties facilitate the continued success of our education program including children’s and adult classes, master classes, summer and winter schools. Additionally, working with the Director and centre managers she […]

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  • Shaun Hayes – Technical Assistant

    Shaun Hayes – Technical Assistant

    Shaun is our Technical Assistant and is responsible for the smooth and safe operation of the facility’s key infrastructure. His knowledge of pottery and experience of ceramic arts practice provides him with the skills to maintain our kilns, wheels and associated technical equipment to ensure the delivery of sound operating services to our members, students and resident artists. […]

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  • Katrina Leske – Workshop Manager

    Katrina Leske – Workshop Manager

    Katrina is the Workshop Manager and is responsible for the presentation and operation of our three workshops and allied areas. She is responsible for maintaining the workshop tools, machinery, fixtures and fittings. In liaison with the Technical Assistant and other staff Katrina ensures the workshops are well stocked with all materials necessary for the successful delivery of the […]

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  • Paul Dumetz – Workshop Assistant

    Paul Dumetz – Workshop Assistant

    Paul supports the Workshop Manager and Technical Assistant in their duties. His expert knowledge of workshop practices, current ceramic arts trends and technologies ensure the safe and efficient running of our workshop areas. Paul has had a long association with Canberra Potters and regularly assists with our term and holiday teaching programs. He is a practicing ceramic artist […]

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